Hi faithful readers! It’s been a while. Hope you’re well! It’s Spring, not that you’d know it, and I’m looking forward to another season of rallies and rides without being compelled to tell you all about them. BUT! there’s an interesting development in my life among the scooters…
1977 Mopeds is a shop at the epicenter of the modern American mopedlar world. They have a new feature on their site that is as much eye-candy as social aggregation for the 50cc bikes with vestigial pedals. It’s called Garage. The concept is a bit like facebook where you register, make a profile put up […]
Too bad our DOT-approved flip-flops t-shirts are sold out. Thanks for the link, Big Rye.
How NOT to bribe a policewoman when you’re busted for riding a moped on the interstate. Thanks, Shifty Jeff.
USA Today reports several states are considering revising moped laws. Some states have ambiguous laws that confuse scooters with mopeds, don’t adequately address safety concerns, and in some cases encourage drunk riding. Other states are looking at helmet laws, at least for younger riders. Thanks, Patrick!
Via Gome, via Jalopnik: Yes, that’s dozens of low-speed collisions from Chinese security cameras. Car-on-car. Car-on-scooter. Scooter-on-scooter. Scooter-on bicycyle. All of the above-on-pedestrian, and my favorite, Tuk-tuk-in-reverse-on-multiple-pedestrians. It’s very tragic, yet a little bit funny (just like Gome) At least everyone seems to be moving pretty slowly and no one is hurt, at least not […]
If you’re interested in scooter racing at all, read on! Simply put, there’s a big schload of scooter racing going on this summer, and that is awesome. Our 2SB Rally Calendar should now be up to date with all events for the following organizations/leagues: MARSC: Mid Atlantic Scooter Racing Commission (MD, NJ, and VA). MWSR: […]
Colorado has cleared up their rules regarding 50cc scooters. “Threar” on Modern Buddy sums up the changes nicely in this post. While the rules still differ from most states, and the terminology is a little weird, the rules seem to give 50cc scooter riders more freedom than most states (no special license needed, very cheap […]
The Mid Atlantic Scooter Racing Commission has updated their race schedule (and we’ve updated it on our 2SB rally calendar. MASRC is offering an ambitious 16 events this season, the highlight of the season looks to be Virginia International Speedway on June 26-27 2010, with US Mini GP.
Scooter Therapy, Madison, WI’s Genuine/Kymco dealer is attempting to enter the Guinness Book of World Records on April 17 with “The World’s Largest Scooter Ride.” We heard rumors of this a couple weeks ago, and found it curious: Isle of Wight organizers brag that their 2008 Sunday ride was Guinness-verified as the world’s largest parade […]
The venerable Honda Cub is getting a new CV-Matic motor for 2010. It’s sad to see the Cub go full-automatic after 50 years and 60 million units, but here’s hoping that handsome little lump becomes as ubiquitous as Honda’s GY6. (Who knows, maybe it means we’ll see the Cub back in the United States…) Update: […]
Polini Cup action resumes this weekend (September 5th & 6th, 2009) with moped, scooter, pocket bike, Go-ped and Kart racing in Atwater, CA. As usual, MopedTV will provide live coverage.
Matt and I keep finding videos for old favorite bands and songs that we didn’t even know had videos. And the Halo Benders’ (Calvin from Beat Happening and Doug from Built to Spill) “Don’t Touch my Bikini” even has a moped in it, so I have an excuse to post it here! I ♥ K, […]
Here’s a good brief rundown of the Soviet-era scooter industry, featuring some good photos of the Tula Turist and T-200, and a 1974 Vyatka “3,” which I’d never seen before. If that’s not enough Warsaw Pact-ion for you, Autosoviet has lots more info and photos of Tula scooters and Vyatka’s better-known Vespa knockoff plus more […]
Late notice again (sorry!) but check out Polini Cup Moped, Scooter, Pocketbike, Goped and Gokart racing live this Saturday and Sunday on MopedTV. The live coverage from Tom Dash Memorial Speedway, Atwater CA, starts at 1pm local time and features interviews, race coverage, and giveaways from Corazzo. Corazzo’s also offering a free t-shirt with all […]